Cal Runs 1500m Decathlon Best

photo Cal McLennan

WARSAW, 23 August 2020. Edinburgh AC’s Cal McLennan won the 1500 in the decathlon in 4:15.98 to record the fastest 1500 metres by a Scot in a decathlon event, bettering Brad McStravick’s 4:18.41 in 1980.

Cal finished 4th overall in the Decathlon at the Inter Europol meeting in Warsaw, Poland at the weekend.

His full event stats from the meeting are as follows:
100m 11.50 753 points
LJ 6.53m 704 points
Shot 11.57m 580 points
HJ 1.72m 560 points
400m 49.73 827 points
110m Hurdles 16.85 640 points
DT 32.42m 512 points
PV 4.00m 617 points
JT 45.80m 527 points
1500m 4:15.98 839 points (Scottish all time best)
Total points 6559

The best Scottish individual performances within the decathlon are: 100 10.63w Brad McStravick, LJ 7.59w Duncan Mathieson, SP 14.68 Jamie Quarry, HJ 2.15 David Barnetson, 400 48.3 McStravick, 110H 14.22w David Feeney, DT 47.12 Alexis Sharp, PV 4.90 Andrew Murphy, JT 61.60 Roger Skedd (McStravick 62.48 with old style javelin), 1500 4:15.98 Cal McLennan.

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